The Department Of Transportation Has Been Taken Over By Delta Air Lines [Roundup]

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  1. Everyone knows the FAs are here primarily f̶o̶r̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶s̶a̶f̶e̶t̶y̶ to sell credit cards.

  2. Keep pushing it.
    On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. On. Off.

    “What are you doing?!?”
    “Oh… I thought it was broken”

  3. Anyone who doesn’t understand that the airlines rule their regulators hasn’t been paying attention.

  4. Everybody is standing up so the airplane is at the gate and the luggage can be offloaded and put on the carousels so that anyone around can pilfer or steal. I understand her being upset.

  5. What a truly impressively stupid time to raise credit card fees at this time. Cue the SNL Bad Idea Jeans commercial.

  6. Y’all complaining about the one announcement about the airline CC offer spiel that the FA are required to make, but leave you IFE screen on the entire flight with ads playing over and over – get some noise cancelling ear buds!

  7. it is not a surprise that the people that charge that Delta has bought off regulators are the same ones that can’t admit that Delta has executed its NYC strategies flawlessly while AA, B6, and UA have all made major strategic mistakes.
    AA asked the FAA to eliminate slots at LGA and JFK while DL added flights; UA walked away from JFK, underused its EWR slots leading to the end of slot controls, and has now overscheduled EWR to the point they have to cut flights; B6 and AA engaged in the NEA that they knew wasn’t legal.
    It is only a matter of time before DL adds JFK to East and South Asia to completely displace UA in NYC.
    Given that AA and UA are both larger than DL in Mexico and AM cannot add flights, it makes no sense to argue that DL is buying off regulators to protect AM.
    The B6/NK merger will live or did on its own merits. Period.

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